All Classes: Spell book cleaned up. Rotations improved. Automatically learn spells in the field. New spells. Specs more developed.
Druids: Now with four specs! Feral (DPS melee), Guardian (bear tanking), some overlap between the two. All druids still go cat or bear.
Shaman: Buff totems GONE. Totems as utility. Earthgrab Totem, Repulsion totem, Bulwark totem added.
Warlocks: Unique resource for every spec. Affliction - soul shards. Demonology - demonic fury resource. Destruction - infernal embers
Wands become main-hand weapons.
Rogue and warrior can throw weapons.
No ranged slot for other characters.
Hunter melee weapon GONE!
Ranged weapons: Hunter minimum range is GONE!
Three new EPIC raids.
2 new enemy races
World raid bosses
Classic dungeons will receive a Heroic update. New raids. 9 new dungeons, 6 on Pandaria.
Pet battles both PvE and PvP. Turn based battles. Simple combat system.
Pet Abilities UI:
Pet Journal UI Mock Up:
ACCOUNT WIDE PETS!!!
Pets will be tradeable. Level it up and then throw it on the AH to sell to someone else.
Lots of pets will appear only at certain times, seasons, etc. Pet Journal will allow you to manage pets.
Pet Battle System: Collect, level and fight with your pets. Accessible to everyone from a low level. Will work with almost every pet that there is right now as well as the new pets coming with the expansion. Customize your pets including naming them, individual abilities, etc.
Challenge Mode Dungeons: complete in a certain amount of time.
Queue and go. No role requirements. Earn valor points.
PvE Scenario map. No player collision.
PvE Battlegrounds to come
PvE Scenarios: Short instances for a few players. Holy trinity not necessary.
Greatly changed Talent system. Talents 2.0:
- Class Abilities
- Spec Ability
- Talent Abilities
- Choose spec and spec ability at level 10
- Get additional specs later
- Chi energy for jab and roll
- Jab generates light/dark force for finishing moves
- NO AUTO ATTACK
- Hit a lot with hands/feet
- Leather armor class
- Brewmaster - Tank
- Mistweaver - Healer
- Windwalker - Melee DPS
- Not a hero class - starts at level 1
- Martial arts based
- Unique Monk-only animations
- Monks are NOT Pandaren only!
Dungeons will have a physical presence in the world.
LOL....Pandarian enemy. :)
Pandarians are neutral and will not choose a faction until level 10.
The Wandering Isle is the start zone for folks rolling a Pandarian.
An auction house will be on Pandaria continent to stop players from having to travel back and forth.
Players should be able to make progress no matter how they choose to level. Geek out with more interesting character builds than ever before.
Objective also to get people back into the world, new things to do.
Objective also to get people back into the world.
Prime objective: New game play with fun parts of the past.
This is the spot to find out more about the just-announced World of Warcraft Mists of Pandaria expansion revealed during the Blizzcon 2011 WoW panel. Keep your eyes peeled!